May 5, 2019 ~ Building Community One Positive Story at a Time
Two more local women join the ranks of the GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's Club in April.

Membership Chairman, Joyce Clark installed Mary Njeri and Nora Orfanello with a candle light ceremony and each were presented with a club pin by Vice President Robin Gendron. who was standing in for the club's President Edie Edlund.

Members Joyce Clark and Nancy Brown brought books to the Lucy Parsons Library located in the United First Parish Church in Quincy for the Prison Book Program. Members regularly participate in this project to help provide reading material to inmates who have no access to libraries or have limited resources. 

The club is promoting a bottle refund monthly collection for the Presidents Project, which is the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, along with a campaign collecting change for Heifer International. Members support these programs monthly and any person so inclined may give to either one of these charities through any club member
Historical Tidbit:
The maintenance of a good family,
April 1st 1866 

"From the family are the issues of all good or evil, success or defeat.
The Maintenance of good family government at home will ensure good scholars at school.

Govern at home they will, but where the children be most insubordinate
and disorderly pupils in
school, and the parents
who maintain no family government will be most capricious and the most unreasonable in their treatment and judgment of a teacher. It has been justly said 'that a large proportion of the punishments inflicted on children at school would justly fall upon the parents, whose neglect, or ignorance of what constitutes a parent's duty, has entailed upon the child perverse and disrespectful habits,' says: Gen. N.P. Banks."

From The Report of the School Committee for the Town of Raynham, April 1, 1866
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Town Hall
558 South Main St. 
Mon - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p,
Fri 8:30a - 12 Noon
 Tues eve 6 - 8p
Public Library
760 South Main St.
Mon - Wed 10a - 8p
Thurs 10a - 6p, Fri 10a - 5p, Sat 10a - 2p

Council on Aging
2215 King Philip St.
Mon - Fri 9a - 3p

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9:00 am - 11:00 am
494 Church St, Raynham
Gloria Weinrebe
 won a
$15 gift certificate to
Pinches & Pounds Candy Store
785 Bedford St (Rt 18 ) Whitman

You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax
Film Showing: " Won't You Be My Neighbor?"  
Award winning d ocumentary on the life of Fred Rogers.
Sunday May 5, 2019 2 - 3:30 PM
Raynham Public Library
Upcoming Children's Library Events
Thursday May 9, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Triumph Learning Tree  
Stories, crafts and creative play in this Triumph literacy based program for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Space is limited. Please register by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208

Friday May 10, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Music and Movement  
Dance, sing, and move with us. Ages 2-5. Music and Movement is a fun interactive program that gets kids moving and developing their literacy and motor skills through song, dance, and yoga. 

Saturday May 11, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Science Saturday: Surviving in a Wild World  
In this Science Saturday adventure, you'll explore the shape of birds' beaks to determine what they eat and where they live; evaluate how structures of living things meet their needs for survival and discover the importance of camouflage. Please register. Kids Grades 3 to 5.
Selectmen’s Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 PM – 558 S. Main Street

7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting 
Announcement: This meeting is being recorded live by RayCAM.
Re-organization of Board
Pledge of Allegiance
Acceptance of the Minutes
Department Heads / Committees
  • Bob Iafrate – Monthly Report
  • Matt Tanis, Health Agent – Monthly Report
  • Deputy Chief Bryan Lacivita – Fire Chief Interview
Citizen & Community Input
Public Hearing
  • 7:15 - Transfer of License – Harry’s La Casa Mia
  • 7:20 - Dangerous Dog Hearing
New Business
Completion of Old Business
Town Administrator’s Report
Selectmen’s Report
  • 5K Color Run – Ava Cibotti
  • Tag Day Request – Ultimate Starz Athletics
  • Junk Dealer’s License Renewal – Rose’s Auto Parts
  • MVMA –Funding for Emergency Care of Stray Animals
Press Time
Emergency Business
Adjournment and Performance of Administrative Duties
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!
April showers will bring you May flowers. Get your gardens refreshed right now. Call us and order your mulch and loam today!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Johnson Canoe Run
Guided River Paddle of the Mattapoisett River
May 11, 2019
@ 10:00 am $15

This river is BEAUTIFUL – it reminds me of being in Oz. It’s small and windy at the beginning. We will start at 140 Wolf Island Rd, Rochester. We’ll paddle for a while, take a break for lunch, and finish up at Rt 6 in Mattapoisett. I do not recommend this trip for beginners. It is best suited for boats be 14′ or under.

Please bring a lunch, plenty of water and change of clothes in a ziploc bag.

Starting at: 140 Wolf Island Road, Rochester MA

Organic Gardening for Everyone!  
Saturday May 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
John Root offers tips and techniques for growing the best organic vegetables. Just in time for planting season! No registration necessary.
Raynham Public Library
Remember to keep your spine happy by stretching before gardening!

Be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don't bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced. Get a kink, give us a call!

63 Main Street, Bridgewater • (508) 697-0050
Dinner and a murder, anyone?
Friends of the Library present the Delvena Theater Company in  Murder a la Carte , a dinner theater production, on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 pm, at the Raynham Park Restaurant.
Luigi's fictional Ristorante is about to serve up some spicy experiences and one character winds up on a marble slab! Can you guess who dunnit?
Tickets are on sale NOW at the library! $25.00 per person includes theater presentation and Italian buffet.
A Raynham Reads event.
The GFWC Taunton and Raynham Jr. Woman's club will be presenting it's Annual Tea on Sunday, May 19th at St. Nicholas of Myra Parish Center, 499 Spring Street, No. Dighton, from 1 to 3 p.m.

An Oriental Tea and Luncheon is the theme and tickets for the event are $12 pp, $5 for children under 12 years old.
The club will also offer their ever popular basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, and a door prize. To obtain tickets call Denise at 508 813-7392, Nancy at 744 218-1456 or any Jr. Woman's Club member.
Tickets are limited and it is recommended you reserve early to attend this popular fundraiser which benefits local student scholarships and charities.
Annual Town Meeting--May 20, 2019

The Annual Town Meeting will be held at 7 P.M. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7 PM at the Raynham Middle School Gymnasium, 420 Titicut Road  
First Citizens Federal Credit Union 
629 South Street West - Raynham
Tuesday, May 21st 5-7 pm

It's time to give your lawn some TLC! Rent our Billy Goat Thatcher and bring it back to life!

Work smarter, not harder!

Reserve yours today!

10 Bedford Park
(508) 279-0950

Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
You are invited to the Organ Dedication Concert
May 5 at 3PM. Celebrate with us the new Allen Organ at First Congregational Church of Raynham! 
Guest organist Roger Mansen will present a program demonstrating the sounds and capabilities of the newly-installed organ at Stone Church. There will also be a performance by the church choir.
Roger Mansen is a life-long church musician and music educator. For twenty-five years, Roger worked as a music educator in the secondary and collegiate levels, and is widely known for his work as a Choral Conductor and Director of Musical Theatre.

In 1998 President Clinton named Roger as a Presidential Scholar Teacher. Roger has performed as a baritone soloist for Oratorio as well as with the Longwood Opera Company. While serving as the Director of Music/Organist for Christ Episcopal Church in Needham, MA for nearly twenty years, Roger founded the Christ Church Concert Series and the Longwood Opera Summer Concert Series. As an organ consultant and recitalist throughout the New England region, Roger has helped to encourage, educate, and excite parishioners and organists alike with quality digital and pipe organs. Roger holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Boston Conservatory where he studied Choral Conducting with Mr. Alan Lannom and Dr. William Seymour, and Organ with Mr. Dowell McNeil and Dr. Philip Steinhaus at the Church of the Advent, Boston. Roger currently serves as the Director of Liturgy and Music for the St Agnes Parish in Arlington, MA. 
Admission is free, and a reception will follow.
Story & Image credits: Stone Church Facebook Page
Pictured, Roger Mansen, a life-long church musician and music educator and Stone Church's new Allen Organ.
Have fun with us and bee entered to win
A Flowering Mother's Day Basket
(value $21) from
Nessralla Farm, Rt 106, Halifax

Historical Tidbit Question: 
According to this tidbit, what ensures good scholars at school?

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About 71 % of the Earth's surface is covered with water, 60% of the human being is made of water (the brain and heart are 73%).

So... its no wonder we respond so strongly to rain, to oceans & ponds and rivers - like a song calling us home on a cellular level, those droplets speak to our very soul. "I will do water - beautiful, blue water." ~ Claude Monet

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ John Lubbock

"It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water." ~ Barbara Kingsolver
We can get by without a lot of things... water is not one of them. Litter control is a HUGE part of taking care of our water close to home. Please do your part. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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